Regulatory Developments

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One of Jisc’s activities is to monitor and, where possible, influence regulatory developments that affect us and our customer universities, colleges and schools as operators of large computer networks. Since Janet and its customer networks are classified by Ofcom as private networks, postings here are likely to concentrate on the regulation of those networks.

Postings here are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate on the date they are made, but may well become out of date or unreliable at unpredictable times thereafter. Before taking action that may have legal consequences, you should talk to your own lawyers.

NEW: To help navigate the many posts on the General Data Protection Regulation, I've classified them as most relevant to developing a GDPR compliance process, GDPR's effect on specific topics, or how the GDPR is being developed. Or you can just use my free GDPR project plan.

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JiscCommunity has been this blog's home for eight years, but I'm now moving over to JiscInform. That has many nice features, notably that it works really well on mobile devices, lets me provide better indexing for posts, and gives better support for discussion and consultation.

It also has a snappier URL: regulatorydevelopments.jiscinvolve.org

I've started copying posts across, but if there are any favourites you want to make sure I don't miss, please let me know.

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If Education 4.0 is about preparing students for the workplace of the future, that's going to be a dynamically changing workplace. Even in my working life I've gone from VT100s to laptops and video-conferences. The mobile phone in my pocket is much more powerful than the first university mainframe I encountered.

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A fascinating Digifest talk by Westminster City Council suggested that students may have a key role in ensuring that smart city and intelligent campus projects deliver real benefits. Westminster have a partnership with two of their local universities – KCL and UCL – that gives Masters students access to the council's extensive datasets about use of the city.

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